TMO Background Mode: Interview With Bare Bones Software’s Rich Siegel

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Back on the Classic Mac OS, I was one of the early users of The Bare Bones Software text editor called BBEdit. It's been my go to editor for at least 20 years, and so I've been wanting to interview the mind behind BBEdit, Rich Siegel, for a long time. Rich tells the story about how in the late 80's, he was working for Think Technologies, a company that made its living building development tools for the Mac. During that gig, Rich, realized that there was a need for a standalone text editor for the Mac. In April 1992, a freeware version of BBEdit was released, and its success led to that always tense developer decision: quit the day job? Listen in to hear how it all turned out. Hint. Fabulous.

TMO Background Mode: Interview With Bare Bones Software’s Rich Siegel

Jan. 4, 2016 — Download: MP3 Version (AAC Version Coming Soon)

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Mike Weasner

Thanks to John and Rich for a great interview about a great company and a great product.  I’ve used BBedit almost from day 1 (I still have many many 3.5” disks from all those past versions).  I still proudly wear my BBedit “It doesn’t suck” T-shirts that I got at MacWorld Expos or WWDC.  Long Live BBEdit!

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